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Narragansett: not cool beer is hot again(October 9) - The hottest throwback beer sweeping the East Coast has a backstory that rings true: Narragansett, founded in Rhode Island in 1890, was the official beer of the Boston Red Sox from the days of Ted Williams to the era of Carlton Fisk. It was the region's best-selling beer for decades, until a series of corporate buyouts and mergers crippled the brewery's products. Complete Story

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Oktoberfest - Blue Point Brewing
Wrangling Yeast at Duke Gardens
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Fullsteam celebrates fifth anniversary with three-day shindig
(October 9) - Fullsteam Brewery in Durham is celebrating its five-year anniversary this week with celebrations and throwbacks to pints of the past.What do you think? Over the three-day shindig—“Five Years of Brewing, Three Days of Awesome"—patrons can engage in a lip-sync battle, Fullsteam trivia, live DJ, a hoedown and a pumpkin spice recipe competition. Happy hours each day will also re-release original Fullsteam beers from years past. Complete Story
Tapped In: Mother Earth Brew Company to build large facility in Nampa, Idaho
(October 9) - TMother Earth Brew Co. plans to be up and running at 1428 Madison St. by June of 2016, founder Daniel Love said. The Nampa brewhouse — larger than Mother Earth’s original one in Vista, Calif. — will be a four-vessel, 40-barrel operation that could be expanded to produce 100,000 barrels annually. The facility also will have a canning line and corporate offices. Complete Story
AB InBev Slams SABMiller’s Rejection of Takeover Offer
(October 8) - Anheuser-Busch InBev publicly slammed SABMiller PLC Thursday for rejecting its latest proposal to buy the world’s second-largest brewer in a complicated cash-and-stock deal that the Belgian-based brewer insists is a good one for shareholders. AB InBev on Wednesday made public its proposal to buy SABMiller for $64.57 in cash and offered what it called a partial share alternative for 41% of shares. Complete Story
Red Brick Partners with Oakland Cemetery for Seasonal Beer
(October 8) - Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) kicks off Oakland Cemetery’s fall special event season with a beer created in partnership with Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing. Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew, a handcrafted blend of Red Brick’s Casual Session IPA and rosemary harvested from Oakland Cemetery’s grounds, will be available only at Oakland’s special events throughout October. Complete Story 

Jackson’s Melvin Brewing wins Small Brewpub of the Year(October 8) - Melvin Brewing returned home from last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival with the craft brewing industry’s top honor — the Small Brewpub of the Year Award. As Melvin’s biggest award to date, this is a tremendous industry endorsement, showing respect for Melvin’s exceptional beers and the experience of its brewing team. Complete Story
Small N.J. brewery wins Sam Adams' national award
(October 7) - Jeremy Lees was just looking for a hobby when he started brewing beer 10 years ago, but he may just have found a new career. Lees' Hillsborough-based nano-brewery — Flounder Brewing Company — has won the 2016 "National Brewing and Business Experienceship Award from Samuel Adams, an award given through the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. Complete Story
TEMECULA: Ballast Point Brewing coming to town
(October 7) - The Captain's Cabin building at the corner of Vincent Moraga Drive and Rancho California Road is being renovated for use by Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, a San Diego County-based brewer known for its Sculpin and Big Eye IPA beers. This will be the first Riverside County location for the company, which has four tasting rooms in San Diego County. Complete Story
Bell's Brewery releases first ale fermented in Stroh Brewing's wooden tanks
(October 7) - Bell's Brewery Inc. has released the first beer fermented in wooden tanks used by Stroh Brewing Co. in Detroit. The beer, named Andrews' Ale, is inspired by the traditional English-style Extra Special Bitter. It uses a semi-retired malt variety, Chevallier, that was popular during the 19th century in England. Complete Story
Virginia Gov. McAuliffe woos Deschutes
(October 7) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he's offering incentives to Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Ore., to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site. News outlets reported that Deschutes is looking at different places to house its first area location. McAuliffe recently confirmed that he visited the brewery in mid-September to help entice it to break ground in the commonwealth.
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Freshly Brewed Stone Coffee Milk Stout
(October 7) - Back for the cold(er) weather months, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing freshly brewed batches of Stone Coffee Milk Stout. While the recipe remains essentially the same, this year the bittersweet, creamy, coffee-laced stout has a slightly elevated alcohol content, ringing in at 5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Beginning this week, the beer starts arriving in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars where Stone beers are sold. Complete Story
The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA now available
(October 6) - Terrapin Beer Co. has partnered with Skybound Entertainment, the company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, to create the official beer of the undead. Whether you’re animated or reanimated, The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA will put a shuffle in your step. Complete Story

Stone Brewing Co. Releases Latest Collaboration:Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
(October 6) - To highlight the homebrewing talent that helps foster innovation among the craft beer community, Stone Brewing Co. hosts an annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally. This year’s prize-winning contender was created by Juli Goldenberg, QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) homebrew club member and founder of the San Diego Suds Sorority. Complete Story
Cosmic Suds: Huntsville Brewery Creates Space-Themed Beers
(October 6) - In Huntsville, Alabama, home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, space and rockets are a part of the local culture — even, as it turns out, the beer culture. Dan Perry is a co-owner of the Straight to Ale brewery, based in Huntsville, where he has lived for most of his life. When naming his company's line of beverages, Perry said it just made sense to incorporate NASA and spaceflight. Complete Story
Bear Republic's Racer X® Seasonal Back In Bottles
(October 6) - This fall, Bear Republic Brewing Company® fan favorite Racer X®is racing back to shelves, and arriving in a store near you. A seasonal release, the inspirational big brother of Racer 5® embodies the role of big brother with bold hops and a smooth, firm malt backbone. Racer X® is one of our most extraordinary offerings available, with exceedingly limited production and distribution. Complete Story
NC State, NC colleges cultivate and grow craft brewery scene
(October 5) - College and beer is a classic combination. But how about a college degree in beer brewing? In North Carolina, the craft brewing industry is on the rise, and the opportunities for education in the field are increasing along with the industry. Complete Story

Beekeeping operation at Kingston’s Keegan Ales brewery keeps its Super Kitty brand sweet and fresh
(October 5) - Something is abuzz at a Midtown brewery. Bee hives, five of them, are perched on a warehouse roof of Keegan Ales at 20 St. James St. Honey that the insects produce are the special ingredient in the brewery’s seasonal brew known as Super Kitty, according to Tom Keegan, the company’s owner. Complete Story
Ghostfish Brewing Wins 2 Medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival
(October 5) - Jubilation filled the air this past Saturday after Ghostfish Brewing learned that they had received two medals at the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Watchstander Stout won the gold medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category, and Grapefruit IPA won the bronze medal in the same Gluten-Free Beer category. Complete Story
30 Under 30 Alum Meg Gill, Youngest Brewery Owner, Sells Brand To Anheuser-Busch
(October 4) - Golden Road Brewing cofounder Meg Gill is sending good vibes to the Forbes 30 Under 30 members who are about to convene in Philadelphia on Sunday. A week ago, roughly two years since her Class of 2014 was announced, the L.A.-based brewery and pub she started in 2011 was sold to Anheuser-Busch. Golden Road will now be part of their growing inventory of microbreweries as the company makes a play for a millennial demographic. Complete Story
Fifty West Brewery plans major expansion in Cincinnati
(October 4) - A popular local craft brewery has unveiled a major expansion plan which includes more beer and more fun. Fifty West Brewery on Wooster Pike plans to take over the Hahana Beach property. They'll invest $1.5 million in improvements. Complete Story

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New Belgium sets grand opening for East Coast brewery
(October 2) - New Belgium Brewing Co. will begin pouring beers at its new West Asheville, North Carolina, brewery in February and offer public tours of the site in March, the company announced Wednesday. The brewery has set a grand opening date of Aug. 27, New Belgium spokeswoman Suzanne Hackett said Wednesday. Complete Story
Oskar Blues and 4 Alabama Breweries Brew Hoptub Time Machine Beer
(October 2) - In early September, Oskar Blues invited Straight to Ale (Huntsville, AL), Good People Brewing Co. (Birmingham, AL), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, AL), and Fairhope Brewing Company (Fairhope, AL) to their Brevard, NC brewery. The five breweries developed a recipe and began brewing their collaborative brew, Hoptub Bath Machine. Complete Story
Beer Guy: Could local brewery be sold?
(October 2) -Every time you turn around, a big national brewery is buying out a craft brand somewhere. It hasn’t happened here yet, but it sure could. Asheville is a national beer city and what happens elsewhere could find its way into these mountains. Complete Story  


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